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Animal Farm by George Orwell
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Jun 27, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics

When you reads this book, you can immediately see what the book was talking about and what it tries to express. It is a known fact that George Orwell was an anti-imperialist and of course in my opinion a fierce advocate of humanism and social freedom.

This book neatly portrays the horrors of totalitarianism and communist rule after the revolutionary movements that propelled its creation and consolidation. We see how the fervor of social and political reform in the long run gets twisted and abused by the superiors which would enable them to manipulate the laws for their benefit at the expense of the masses.

It shows that propaganda and brain washing methods can lead to hazardous consequences such as subservience and a fierce chauvinism that is seen in the people living in communist blocks. We see how the wheels of revolution slowly decreases in pace and creates not only a new status quo but a more diabolical and despotic institution than that of the previous administration.

From the inception of the revolution, the battle for freedom, consolidation of the new government, calling each other as "comrade", the equality between the masses, the songs to be sung by the public, its corresponding holidays, its fierce propaganda, its exiles and lastly its hypocrisies, corruption and executions Animal farm satirizes the errors and horrors of Communism and it was superbly written. Stalin would be rolling in his grave for eternity.
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